Director of Team Operations
Eric Housen is in his 29th season with the Warriors organization, and his fifth as the team’s director of team operations. He served as the team’s equipment manager for 12 years (1999-2011) prior to being promoted to his current position, where he continues to oversee the team’s equipment needs and travel arrangements.
Housen is in charge of ordering and maintaining all of the team’s basketball related equipment at home and on the road, as well as at the team’s practice facility. He also oversees two full-time assistants and a staff of 10 ball boys for all of the team’s home games.
Along with handling the Warriors equipment needs, Housen also coordinates all of the travel and lodging arrangements throughout the season for the team’s 35-person travel party. Additionally, Housen plans the menus for, and orders, all meals that are made available to the players and basketball staff.
Housen, 41, began his career with the Warriors as a ball boy during the 1985-86 season as a sixth-grader, serving in that capacity for six years before being promoted to assistant equipment manager in 1991-92. After an additional six years in that role, he took a one-year hiatus in Indiana before returning to serve one more season as assistant equipment manager in 1998-99 before being promoted to equipment manager for the 1999-00 campaign.
He resides in Oakland with his wife, Codi, and their dog, Beau.